Jacobs JSEG Senior Systems Engineer - Integration in Huntsville, Alabama

JSEG Senior Systems Engineer - Integration


Support the Space Launch Systems (SLS) Program Spacecraft Payload Integration and Evolution (SPIE) Element Project Office for the integration of the Upper Stage of the SLS Launch Vehicle, including the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS), the Exploration Upper Stage (EUS), and the adapters for Core Stage and the Spacecraft. This position will perform liaison functions, providing interface between the SPIE Project Office and other SLSP, NASA, and Contractor organizations, for requirements, verification and validation, drawings and schematics, specifications, ground operations procedures, and technical issues.


  • Provide systems engineering and interface integration support to the MSFC Systems Requirements, Verification & Validation Branch, for Space Launch System (SLS) Integrated Spacecraft/Payload Integration Element (ISPE) design and integration.

  • Support performed includes, but is not limited to interface design definition, requirements development, and verification planning. Perform technical analysis of processing requirements, such OMRS, WADs, and associated ground hardware for nominal and off-nominal integrated operations from manufacturing, transportation, off-line and integrated ground processing, stacking, test and checkout and launch. Coordinate with ground systems and Orion personnel to identify and define ground operations processing requirements.

  • Coordinate and interface with MSFC Customer, Spacecraft/Payload Integration & Evolution (SPIE), and SLS project teams and payload customers as well as participating in reviews, meetings (i.e. team/discipline, TIMs, teleconferences, etc.), working groups and trade studies.

  • Coordinate with Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) to ensure any concerns or hazards identified with spacecraft or payload ground operations processing are assessed and resolved/mitigated.

  • Perform thorough technical assessments of proposed internal and external payload interface requirements to understand the impacts imposed by modifications.

  • Assist with the functional decomposition of interface requirements into verifiable requirements.

  • Generate and coordinate interface requirements documentation to ensure the necessary and complete integration of the payloads to other SLS Elements.

  • Identify and communicate risks associated with interface requirements via the NASA Risk Management System.

  • Manage analyses, trade studies, and decision packages developed for payloads and provide feedback and technical recommendations (written and/or verbal) in support of the SPIE Element Chief Engineer or the Element Lead Systems Engineer. Personnel may be asked to lead and/or support the following systems engineering tasks:

  • Technical integration across multiple NASA Centers, diverse engineering and program/project organizations, and a variety of engineering disciplines.

  • Performance of critical mission event studies, process improvement studies, affordability improvement activities, or other studies focused on improving overall element design, systems integration, systems operation or life cycle cost.

  • Document and control of the integrated architecture through appropriate controlling documents and/or deliverables which may include interface requirement/control documents, functional schematics, trade study reports, and other technical briefing/decision packages.

Personnel are required to be self-motivated, effective team players familiar with working in a dynamic work environment who are willing to assume a Systems Integration role in this SLSP systems design and definition effort.

The Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally within a framework of strong leadership, competitive compensation, and rewarding career paths. Come join our team on the Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!

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Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., with a minimum 9 years’ experience (aerospace industry and spacecraft and/or space payloads experience), Masters with at least 13 years of experience (10 years’ aerospace industry experience and spacecraft and/or space payloads experience), or BS with at least 15 years of experience (10 years’ aerospace industry experience and spacecraft and/or space payloads experience). Degree must be in Engineering or related field from an ABET accredited institution

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with Systems Engineering as a discipline, to include development of requirements, requirement allocation, and development of verification plans, verification objectives, verification matrices, and verification implementation.

  • Experience in the development, integration, and implementation of complex aerospace/space systems.

  • Experience in the development and use of ground support equipment for the transportation and handling of spacecraft or launch vehicle flight hardware and systems.

  • Experience in requirements, plans, and procedures development and experience in the execution of ground operations for spacecraft or launch vehicle flight hardware and systems.

  • Experience reading and working with engineering drawings, interface control documents, configuration documents, or other technical documentation.

  • Demonstrated skills, capabilities, and knowledge required to interface with program level representatives as well as

  • engineers and other technical personnel. This includes the ability to work with a team of diverse individuals, and reach group consensus on technical topics.

  • Experience in programmatic planning, monitoring, and control of efforts associated with payload mission integration.

  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, customer relation skills, and presentation skills are required.

  • Intermediate skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook) are required.

Highly desired:

  • An understanding of launch vehicle systems definition, functional requirement development, and/or design integration.

  • Experience in physical and functional integration of payload hardware into a spacecraft/launch vehicle.

  • Experience with NASA and/or MSFC spacecraft or launch vehicle development, processing, ground operations, and

  • ground support equipment.

  • Experience supporting payload integration or the development of payload integration requirements supporting the Space Shuttle, ISS, or unmanned launch vehicles.

  • Experience analyzing complex problems or issues, separating the topic into manageable pieces to facilitate resolution of technical concerns.

  • Experience in the definition and documentation of payload design and interface requirements, payload accommodations and payload services.

  • Experience negotiating and coordinating top level integration agreements with payload developers and/or principal

  • investigators.

Preference will be given to personnel with an understanding of the NASA systems engineering policies and procedures, and familiarity with the SLS Program.

Some travel to other NASA Centers and customer locations will be required.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Office environment. Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication, both verbally and in writing (100%). Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, management, and client (100%). Requires travel in the domestic USA (<15%).

Physical Requirements

Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (10%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (80%). Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities (10%).

Equipment and Machines

Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).


Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Minimal overtime may be required (10%) to meet schedule milestones and to support technical demands of the job. Regular attendance is a necessity and adequate arrangements for delegating duties during absences are required.

Other Essential Functions

The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.



Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Alabama-Huntsville

Req ID: AS0003DW